Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Reflection Convex


I was helping my husband last weekend; we were burning a pile of wood which used to be a shed. It doesn't require a lot of mental effort to keep an eye on a burn pile, so I distracted myself by looking at things through my camera. I found this! Click on it to enlarge and see what can be seen!
To see more reflections of every sort, visit James at Newtown Area Photo.
For more Ruby Tuesday Click Work of the Poet on the sidebar. Yes, there is red in this!
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32 comments:

awarewriter said...

Neat toy and a neat photo.

Carletta said...

Looks almost like you're in a spider web.
A wonderful shot!

chrome3d said...

Nice to meet you in a spherical projection. I just love all kinds of reflective shiny metal objects.

PERBS said...

Quite an eyeful of reflections.

James said...

That's a cool looking reflection. It's amazing to think of all the places that reflections can be found.

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent, I loved this creative picture!
Happy weekend reflections!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

VioletSky said...

great idea.

and wrod verification was 'stalker'!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You made great use of your burning time. Cameras have a pleasant way of making time pass faster.

cieldequimper said...

This is excellent!

Betty said...

Cool! I love a mystery photo. :) I like this idea!

Thérèse said...

I saw someone taking this very picture, lol!
Nice

lakeviewer said...

Beautiful. Cool. Better than watching a wood pile.

RuneE said...

You can't hide from a convex mirror!! :-)

Bim said...

Very intriguing - I can neither quite work out what the reflecting sphere is (a lamp?) nor in what kind of thing you're standing...but it's great to get a glimpse of you.

Dimple said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone! I think I will have to do a post about this thing I am standing in and what it is used for, besides puzzling other bloggers! Stay tuned...

Martha Z said...

Cool shot, the photographer caught in the act. Glad you enjoyed my shadows.

Robin said...

Very cool, and a very unique self-portrait.

Crafty Green Poet said...

cool reflection, specially when enlarged...

Josie Ray said...

Dimple, thank you for your visit, comment, and blessing at my blog. All Hallow's Eve and All Saints' Day always reminds me of the dramatic and extremely-well-done transition from darkness to light in the final film sequence of Disney's Fantasia: Night On Bald Mountain/Ave Maria.

mbkatc230 said...

Really neat reflection. Love all the layers when you enlarge the shot. Kathy

Quilldancer said...

I see you standing in the cab of a piece of heavy duty machinery. What I don't see is that fire you're supposed to be watching!

Dimple said...

Quilly-
Very good! The fire was nearby, even though it's not visible in the photo!

Bim said...

Looking forward to the post about the intriguing machinery-thingy :)
Thanks for looking at my book and for your comment re. funding. Getting science funding is as much of a nightmare as getting funding for the arts, too many worthy projects, too little money. We didn't try National Geographic for this one - we ran out of time.

Terry said...

ha!.. i see a cute girl wearing my favourite colour...BLUE!..taking a picture and making herself into a perfect reflection!!!!!!
love terry

Ralph said...

I see a photo artist hard at work. Multitasking can be fun as long as you have your camera readily available!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

artistic & interesting perspective!

chubskulit said...

It's very beautiful, it should be enlarged to see the real beauty of the photo..

How about an ornery little fella for Ruby Tuesday?

eileeninmd said...

Cool reflection!

Dianne said...

I love reflections
very cool

rust is red, and I see red leaves or grass in the background

Hootin' Anni said...

so, what's the red in your hand?

Creative photo, indeed.


My R T is posted now. "I came, HE SAWED, we conquered". come see. Here is the permalink to my Tuesday post.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Clever idea! Beautiful.

Coffeedoff said...

great reflection!